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1993 saw the formation of a new wrestling organization in Cleveland. One who’s destiny was to rise above all other pretenders to the throne and take its rightful place as the premier promotion in Ohio. It has come to be known as Cleveland All Pro Wrestling. Through the years we have witnessed the evolution. The international stars, the unforgettable matches, the breathtaking moments indelibly etched in the annals of time. For 14 years, we have witnessed CAPW’s evolution, and now we shall witness its grand becoming.

On Sunday afternoon August 5th, 14 years of effort, 14 years of sacrifice, 14 years of blood, sweat, and tears comes to a culmination. It’s a night to honor the legends that paved the way, to experience the present stars in all their glory, and to marvel at the future stars as their legacies just begin. August 5th is a Night of Legends: Past, Present, and Future… a celebration that transcends time.
Tickets are still available at the Plain Dealer Pavilion box office, All Ticketmaster outlets, Pit Stop Donuts, Ticketmaster.com and www.CAPW.net! On August 5th, doors open at 1:00 PM for our traditional 3:00 PM belltime. Ticket Prices: Bleachers $15 Floor $20 Ringside $25 V.I.P. $50. Tickets are moving fast, with most upper price ticket sections nearly if not completely sold out. Tickets WILL be available at the Pavilion on the afternoon of the event, so do not miss out on being a part of one of the biggest and most historic supercards in the history of professional wrestling in Cleveland, Ohio. Do not miss out on being able to say you were a part of history when CAPW hit the next level and a new era in its existence. Don’t miss your chance to find out why the true recognized name of excellence in professional wrestling in Ohio IS Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling!
CAPW Heavyweight Title Cage Match: The Blue Meanie vs. Jason Bane
Two men united by a common enemy will be torn apart by the desire to be called ‘champion’. This past June, the 6’8 300+ pound Jason Bane extracted revenge on the man whom had kept him from the CAPW Title for so long, Tracy Smothers, as Bane aided The Blue Meanie in defeating Smothers for the heavyweight crown. As a result, Meanie took over Smothers’ obligations, meaning Da Blue Guy was now obligated to battle Bane on August 5 in the main event inside a 15 foot high steel cage. Bane told the Meanie he was ready to go hardcore, ready to go ECW style, but is either man truly prepared for the hellacious and unforgivable atmosphere that will exist when these two men collide surrounded by solid steel?
Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin vs. Johnny Gargano & Josh Prohibition
19 year old prodigy Johnny Gargano proved himself to be on the same level as many of the more experienced, established national stars when he defeated the internationally renowned Alex Shelley in a Best of Three series. It was a feat so impressive, and so similar to what Shelley had strived to prove, and indeed succeeded at, some 3-4 years ago, Shelley even told Gargano that Gargano reminded him of himself. However, Gargano’s success, as always, went straight to his head, and repeatedly denied Alex’s requests at a rematch. Therefore, Shelley decided to get into Johnny’s head himself. Sending a flunky from Paparazzi Productions armed with a camera, Shelley’s crony appeared during Gargano’s match this past June, distracting him and costing him a victory. As a result of this embarrassment, Gargano agreed to meet Shelley in the ring one more time, but on his terms… it would be a tag team match. Gargano quickly selected long-time ally Josh Prohibition as his partner, while Shelley countered the move by choosing his current tag team partner in TNA, one-half of the “Motor City Machine Guns”, former four-time X Division champion, Chris Sabin. It’s the final chapter of an epic series between two mat masters. Alex Shelley and Johnny Gargano in a CAPW ring together one final time.
CAPW Tag Titles: Faith in Nothing vs. Tracy Smothers & Chris Hamrick
Christian Faith & Vincent Nothing have worked tirelessly for an entire year now to establish themselves as the premiere tag team in Cleveland, defeating every top tag title contender in the process. As FIN look to continue to watch their legacy grow, they now seek out the best tag team competition from outside the area… specifically the #1 tag team in the state of Tennessee. Not only have Tracy Smothers & Chris Hamrick, collectively known as Southern Comfort, both held the CAPW Heavyweight Title in the past, they’ve also held a multitude of tag team titles both together, and with numerous other partners. Now the best from the Volunteer State meet the best tag team Ohio has to offer, with the CAPW Tag Team Titles at stake.
Grudge Match: “Dogfaced Gremlin” Rick Steiner vs. Buff Bagwell
The careers of these two legendary tag team grapplers have intertwined several times over the years, most frequently and notably in World Championship Wrestling. It was while in WCW in early-1998, that these men would cross paths in a moment that would change each of their lives forever. While attempting one of his trademark bulldog headlock takedowns, Steiner inadvertently injured Bagwell, breaking the then-NWO member’s neck in the process. It was a moment that would not soon be forgotten, and would ultimately tear apart both the Steiner and Bagwell family at its very seams before it was all said and done. However, old grudges die hard, and on August 5, it’s the match over 9 years in the making as Bagwell goes face-to-face with the man who changed his life forever, and Steiner goes face-to-face with the man responsible for turning Rick’s brother against him. What will happen when old wounds are reopened and these men face each other inside the squared circle one more time?
CAPW Jr. Heavyweight Title: Super Hentai vs. Shark Boy vs. The Aftermath
When Super Hentai captured the CAPW Junior Heavyweight Title earlier this year, he began a crusade. A crusade to bring honor, prestige, and respect to a championship that truly deserved it. A championship that had once been held captive by egomaniacs like the Johnny Garganos of the world, was now free to be represented by a man who is a champion in every sense of the word, both in and out of the wrestling ring. On August 5, Hentai attempts to continue to build the legacy of both himself and the title he holds, against two very different opponents. One, The Aftermath, is still at the beginning of his career, still trying to earn a name for himself, and can do so overnight by defeating someone with the worldwide experience of Hentai. Also, there is the individual from “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” Shark Boy. One of the most unique and fun-filled athletes anywhere in the world today, however in Hentai’s eyes, Shark Boy lacks the true serious qualities that a champion should represent. Hentai will be fighting for what he believes in, what he believes a champion should be, but can this champions survive two hungry challengers, one possessing the lethal bite of a shark?
“M-Dogg 20” Matt Cross vs. Nigel McGuiness
An unfortunate and unavoidable scheduling conflict may have left Too Cold Scorpio out of the Night of Legends, but M-Dogg 20 will still have his hands more than full in what is sure to be an action-packed potentially show-stealing contest. Both men have made major strides both in CAPW, in addition to the ever-expanding Ring of Honor promotion. M-Dogg is perhaps the best flyer in professional wrestling today, perfecting and in some cases even inventing, visually amazing high-risk aerial moves. Nigel McGuiness brings a style not often seen in the U.S. A master of both the British style, as well as the American style, Nigel fuses his extensive knowledge together to form a one-of-a-kind offensive, and one that is very difficult to prepare for. Two of the most intense and fastest rising names in the game today will collide for a sure to be memorable encounter.
Open Challenge: Hardcore Rules: Jessica Havok vs. Luna Vachon
Jessica Havok is the most intimidating female presence to ever step foot into a CAPW ring. Since signing on as JT Lightning’s personal bodyguard, Jessica has earned her keep by annihilating every opponent, both male and female, that has been put in her path. Havok has made it a habit to dispose of one, two, or sometimes up to four different opponents in the same night. It is clear no woman on CAPW’s regular roster can pose a challenge to Jessica Havok, but on Sunday August 5 she’ll be opposed by someone not like anyone on CAPW’s active roster: Luna Vachon. One needs only to look at the menacing snear and grating voice of Luna to know how dangerous she can become. And anyone who questions her toughness need only look at her legendary family of aunts and uncles (Maurice “Mad Dog” Vachon, Paul “Butcher” Vachon, and Vivian Vachon) to know she has been bred for success from a very young age. On August 5, Luna brings her wild unpredictable style rarely if ever seen in women’s professional wrestling today, and she also brings Hardcore Rules. No disqualifications, anything goes. Will Jessica Havok be able to withstand one of wrestling’s wildest women, or has the master of the “Open Challenge” finally met her match?
“Superfly” Jimmy Snuka vs. “Wildfire” Tommy Rich
The youngest NWA World Heavyweight Champion in history Rich was quick to issue a challenge to professional wrestling’s original Phenom upon hearing he was scheduled on the card. Rich has had a storied and decorated career from his NWA Title reign to his unforgettable stint as one of the Full Blooded Italians in ECW. Just as wild and unpredictable, is the timeless “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka, a true innovator and pioneer of high-flying professional wrestling, who is still known to take to the air even after all these years. What could possibly happen when these two over-the-top personalities meet in the same ring
at the same time?
CAPW TV Title: Conrad Kennedy III vs. Chris Cronus
CK3 found great benefit in the Smothers/Bane rivalry, as The Wild Eyed Southern Boy’s involvement cost Bane the title to the brash Conneticut native. Now, in what can potentially be billed as a “Future Legends” match, CK3 defends the gold against an athlete who is still very young, but very experienced when it comes to big-match situations, in Chris Cronus.
Mythical Six-Man Tag Titles: JT Lightning/Da Munchies vs. Carlton Kaz/Q&A
The disrespectful and delusional trio of JT Lightning, Dick Trimmins, and Too Cool Abdul continue their crusade of convincing the public they are the current reigning World Six Man Tag Team Champions, despite never actually defeating anyone for that title, and the fact the title has been inactive for over fifteen years. JT & Da Munchies may have dodged a proverbial bullet when scheduled opponent Jimmy Snuka was challenged by Tommy Rich, but Carlton Kaz alongside the high-flying Virus & Unknown will be more than enough competition as they try to beat JT & Da Munchies back into reality. Will they be successful or will this sham of a “title reign” continue?
Lord Zoltan vs. Doink the Clown
Two of the most unique personalities collide when His Highness takes on The Prince of Pranks. Zoltan’s professional career spans over thirty years and countless promotions, including the World Wrestling Federation. Zoltan is perhaps best known to CAPW audiences for his clash with the Honky Tonk Man earlier this year. Meanwhile, Doink the Clown certainly speaks for himself. A classic prankster than knows no bounds when it comes to getting a laugh at the expense of his opponents. It promises to be one of the most unique encounters in recent memory.
Irish Airborne’s Jake Crist & Neveah vs. Lexie Lane & Robby Starr
CAPW’s most prolific couple, Starr & Lane, team up for a rare mixed tag team match, against Neveah & one of the greatest tag team wrestlers anywhere in the world today, Jake Crist, one-half of former #1 contenders to the tag team title Irish Airborne. We saw the lengths Crist would go to back in the unforgettable ladder match this past April, but will the heart and desire be enough to overcome the chemistry of the long-time personal and professional associates Starr & Lane?
Special “King of Cleveland” Invitational!
Some of Cleveland All Pro’s biggest and brightest regular stars compete in a fierce multi-man gauntlet with the winner being crowned the King of Cleveland. Two men start with a 5:00 minute time limit. Whoever can defeat their opponent within the time limit moves on. If neither individual can score a win, both are eliminated. The last man standing will be victorious and crowned official #1 contender to the CAPW Title! It’s a chance for a veteran to re-establish dominance, a rookie to become an overnight sensation, or for an outside star to mark his turf. Which individual involved in this wild and chaotic gauntlet will be left standing at the end and make a major statement at CAPW’s largest event?
Every week, CAPW will deliver one solid hour of cutting-edge, intense, athletic wrestling action to STO viewers featuring a cavalcade of wrestling stars. See the best of national and international stars, past and present, as well as the brightest home-grown stars in the state of Ohio! The program will be hosted by play-by-play commentator Joe Dombrowski and color analyst Jamie Scott, who will bring you all the hot matches, backstage interviews, exclusive footage, and so much more each and every week on Sports Time Ohio! Here is the upcoming
schedule for CAPW programming on Sports Time Ohio:
Saturday, August 4: 11:00 PM
Sunday, August 5: 11:00 PM
Monday, August 6: 2:30 AM

Sports Time Ohio is available to nearly 3 million homes throughout the state of Ohio and into surrounding states, and is also available nationwide on select satellite dish packages. Check local listings and channel packages for availability. For more information log on to www.sportstimeohio.com. For more information on Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling TV be sure to read Michael Cash’s “Ca$h’s Corner” column exclusively at www.capw.net. For information on how to get Sports Time Ohio in your area, visit www.CAPW.net or www.sportstimeohio.com.

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Tickets for any and all CAPW live events are available at the following outlets. Tickets are always available at Turner’s Hall the afternoon of the show as well.

Joe De’s Pizza
3329 Fulton Rd.
Cleveland, Ohio
(216) 661-1990

West Side Metals Corp.
6400 Stock Avenue,
Cleveland, Ohio.

Pit Stop Donuts,
4411 Clark Avenue,
Cleveland, Ohio.

Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling has been the premiere brand of professional wrestling in the state of Ohio throughout it’s over-thirteen year existence. CAPW utilizes a blend of the most talented and exciting local and national attractions today for a unique fan experience, featuring names such as Tracy Smothers, M-Dogg 20, Faith in Nothing, Johnny Gargano, Josh Prohibition, Irish Airborne, JT Lightning, Zach Gowen, Jason Bane, and many more. Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling can be seen weekly on Sports Time Ohio in nearly 3 million homes. For more information please visit www.CAPW.net.